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There aren't too many paraprofessionals who can credit their start in education to their driving skills — but Patricia Niehaus, a paraprofessional at Burlington County Special Services and the 2016 NJEA Educational Support Professional (ESP) of the Year, is one of them.Read
Created on Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Online nominations are now open for NJEA members who wish to self-nominate for state delegate positions to the 2016 NEA Representative Assembly in Washington, D.C. Go to https://njeaElections.org/nominations to submit your nomination. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Thursday, Feb. 25.Read
Created on Monday, February 01, 2016
As a result of a contribution from NJEA, the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is able to coordinate a trip for educators to the infamous sites of the Holocaust, Aug. 2-17. The total grant will be utilized to provide partial scholarships to members for their participation. Participants will travel to Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Holland.
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Created on Friday, January 29, 2016
Earlier this week, two laws were signed to provide greater transparency for parents regarding standardized assessments. The first law ensures that students and parents will receive critical information from their districts regarding standardized assessments. The other law grants parents access to information regarding third-party test vendors and the services they perform.Read
Created on Thursday, January 21, 2016
In response to Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement: "True to form, the governor used today’s speech for name-calling and finger-pointing, instead of real solutions to the tough problems facing our state. And, once again, he attacked NJEA – the teachers and school employees who have made New Jersey’s public schools among the best in the nation."
Created on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In the final voting sessions of the current legislature, the Senate and Assembly today approved identical resolutions, SCR-184 and ACR-3. These resolutions would put a constitutional amendment on next November’s ballot, providing the incoming legislature, which begins tomorrow, concurs and votes to support the proposed amendment. Read
Created on Monday, January 11, 2016
Dozens of NJEA members, leaders and education advocates descended on the State Board of Education’s (SBOE) monthly meeting this afternoon to voice a variety of education-related concerns and implore the board to reconsider the current course of education policy in New Jersey.Read
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement following the release of the governor’s Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in New Jersey’s final report: "The long overdue report from the Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessment in NJ is a real disappointment to parents and educators concerned about the misuse of standardized testing in New Jersey."Read
An innovative healthcare proposal that NJEA proposed and has supported for over a year appears poised for approval at Monday’s meeting of the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) board meeting. After months of delays, the SEHBP board is expected to join the State Employees’ Health Benefits (SHBP) board in offering members the opportunity to join a pilot program to test the use of Direct Primary Care Medical Homes (DPCMH) to improve health care outcomes for members while also lowering costs.Read
Created on Sunday, January 10, 2016
At an awards ceremony held last month, Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced the 46 New Jersey schools and school districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools small grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA.)Read
Created on Tuesday, January 05, 2016
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